[Owasp-leaders] OWASP Global Chapter Meetings (was OWASP Canada)

jason.johnson at p7n.net jason.johnson at p7n.net
Fri Aug 16 15:30:22 UTC 2013


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On 2013-08-16 11:09, Kate Hartmann wrote:
> This is exciting!  How can I help?
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> On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 5:55 PM, Yvan Boily <yvanboily at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>> Hi OWASP Leaders,
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>> Earlier this month several of the OWASP chapter leads in Canada help
>> an OWASP Canada [1] meetup which featured multiple host locations
>> and a single speaker that was live streamed, and supported internet
>> based and location based audience engagement.
>> 
>> The experience was broadcast via Google Hangouts On Air and streamed
>> live (and archived) on the OWASP Montreal youtube channel[2].
>> 
>> We thought the experiment was very successful, and although the
>> original objective was to create a recurring cross-Canada meeting,
>> we realized that was too limited in scope.
>> 
>> After a couple of discussions Jonathan, myself, and the other
>> Canadian chapter leads decided it would be worthwhile to put
>> together a regular monthly chapter call.
>> 
>> This format would provide a regular, streamed opportunity engage the
>> OWASP community, host speakers from all over the world, and most
>> importantly, enable true global participation.
>> 
>> The proposed model is a regular meeting with a repeatable structure,
>> that occurs on the first Wednesday of every month.  In order to
>> ensure a global reach, these meetings will be scheduled to have a
>> different chapter lead the meeting each month, and on a monthly
>> basis the chapters will progress through time zones covered by OWASP
>> chapters, until next August the meetup returns to PDT.
>> 
>> I realize that OWASP has a webex account and can use that to present
>> to audiences, but I feel that the requirements for using Google
>> Hangouts are less onerous (browser+flash+plugin, as opposed to
>> browser+java) and provide a great deal of flexibility to the
>> partipants, and unless there are overwhelming objections, I propose
>> to continue using that platform.
>> 
>> At this point I would like to invite chapter leads to visit the
>> newly created Global Chapter meetup page[3] and review the schedule,
>> and volunteer (or nominate) to host the monthly meetup.  From
>> there, the OWASP community can help identify speakers, coordinate
>> physical locations for meetups where the time zones are compatible,
>> and generally get the ball rolling.  Over the next couple of
>> iterations of the chapter meetups we can shake out the technical
>> details and document what is required so that by the time chapter
>> meetups move out of North American time zones there will guides and
>> documentation on how to host and run the meetups.
>> 
>> In order to facilitate this, I have taken the liberty of setting up
>> a Google+ page[4] (and the associated channel).  I can add others
>> managers for the page as the project grows.  Please let me know if
>> you have any feedback, are interested in participating as a speaker,
>> host chapter, online organization, or any other means of getting
>> involved.  There are only a couple of weeks left until the
>> September 4th meetup, and while I am happy to speak at the event
>> (redoing the talk I will give at AppSecEU next week), it would be
>> great to get a speaker who is located in the time zone engaged!
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> Yvan Boily & Jonathon Marcil
>> 
>> [1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZHp5Ssi67U [1]
>> [2] http://www.youtube.com/user/owaspmontreal [2]
>> Please note that using OWASP Montreal's YouTube channel is temporary
>> since we are looking into making a Global OWASP Channel as another
>> project that will mix live events and pre-recorded videos.
>> [3] https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Global_Chapter_Meetup [3]
>> [4]
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> [1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZHp5Ssi67U
> [2] http://www.youtube.com/user/owaspmontreal
> [3] https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Global_Chapter_Meetup
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